BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition

Short Films - II

Expired December 7, 2023 5:00 AM
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An ordinary day in the life of 9-year-old Adem who helps support his family by collecting from the garbage papers and plastics to sell.



Selected Festivals and Awards


Cine Paris Film Festival, France (2023): Best Short Film

FIFOG (Festival International des Films Oriental de Geneve, Switzerland (2023)

Lulea International Film Festival, Sweden (2023)

Diritti a Baschi, Human Rights International Film Festival, Italy (2023)





Merve Gezen studied at Paris National Superior High Conservatory and holds a B.A and M.A degree from Paris Sorbonne University at theatre and cinema department. She focuses on child and women rights in her films. She is currently doing Ph.D. research regarding child rights and cinema. Her filmography includes Peripeteia (2023), Suskunluk/Speechless (2019), Scrabble (2016), Nerdesin Aşkım?/ Where are you my love? (2014), Hela Sohbetleri/The Conversations of Loo (2012).


  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Country
  • Awards
    Cine Paris Film Festival, France (2023): Best Short Film
  • Note
    Short Film
  • Director
    Merve Gezen
  • Screenwriter
    Merve Gezen
  • Producer
    Defne Gezen
  • Cast
    Adem Çeliktop, Baran Karadeli, Cafer Varlı, Tuğba Şardan
  • Cinematographer
    Mustafa Kuşçu
  • Editor
    Eren Güney